were printed in italics, to turn them into puns; and it was called unintelligible for such reasons as my not having specified Francis the First by his title of King of France !"
1759. Feb. 2nd. I published Mr. Spence's Parallel of Magliabecchi and Mr. Hill, a Tailor of Buckingham; calculated to raise a little sum of money for the latter poor man. Six hundred copies were sold in a fortnight, and it was reprinted in London.
Feb. 10th. Some anonymous author (I could not discover who it was—it was said to be Dr. Hill) published a pamphlet, called Observations on the Account given of tJie Catalogue of Royal and Noble Authors of England, #e., in the Critical Revieiv, No. 35, for Dec. 1758, where the unwarrantable liberties taken with that work, and the honourable author of it, are examined and exposed. This defence of me was full of gross flattery, and displeased me so much, that I was going to advertise my disapprobation of it, and ignorance of the author, but was dissuaded by my friends.
March 17. I began to distribute some copies of my Fugitive Pieces, collected and printed together at Strawberry Hill, and dedicated to General Oonway.
May 5th was published a pamphlet, called Remarks on Mr. Walpole's Catalogue of Royal and Nolle Authors, <bc., in which many of his censures and arguments are examined and disproved; his false principles are confuted, and true ones established; several material facts are set in a true light; and the characters and conduct of several crowned heads, and others, are vindicated. Part the first. And it advertised that in a few days would be published Walpolian Principles exposed and confuted. It was written by one Carter, who had been bred a surgeon, and who had married the daughter of Deacon of Manchester, who was hanged in the last Kebellion. This Carter had lost an estate of eight hundred pounds a year, which had been intended for him,